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Montenegro

Contact

Mr Andrej Golob
Project Manager
T: +386 1 479 65 95
E: andrej.golob@itf.si

Problem Statement

Montenegro had a mine and UXO (unexploded ordnance) problem on border areas with Croatia  and Albania. There were certain minefields around border crossing Debeli Brijeg and Ravni Brijeg on the south state border between Montenegro and Croatia. Other suspected areas were located in municipalities Plav and Rožaje on the border between Montenegro and Albania.

Montenegro still faces contamination from unexploded sub-munitions and underwater explosive remnants of WW II located of shore. There is significant amount of aged, unstable, deteriorated and for other reasons unserviceable ammunition in Montenegro. Ammunition surplus posses hazard to the local population and is seeking to de demilitarized. Montenegrin Ministry of Defense (MoD) selected approximately 1,000 tons of ammunition surpluses to be demilitarized under Technical Agreement (TA).

What we do

ITF mine action activities in Montenegro started in 2002. Clearance (3 demining projects, 1 battle area clearance project and 1 technical survey project) was performed in period from 2003 to 2007, with projects on borders with Croatia and Albania.

In total, 646,947 sq. meters of land was released with 91 mines and 21 UXOs removed and destroyed. Beside land clearance, one project of underwater clearance was executed in Verige strait of Kotor Bay wherein 2,500 sq. meters of sea bottom was cleared with 1,423 pieces of UXO removed. Through these activities, Montenegro achieved mine impact free status in 2007.

ITF has been provided with funds for assisting in disposal of old/unserviceable ammunition surplus in Montenegro. Ammunition surplus is demilitarizing by the method of open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) and using local industrial capabilities by method of reverse engineering. ITF implementing partner in Montenegro is Sterling Global Operations, Inc. ITF manages with project funds and veryfies implementation of destruction activities.